Generally speaking, ZZ Top isn't a band we tend to look to for innovation and change; they do one thing, and they do it very, very well. But the Texas trio can still surprise us sometimes, as evidenced by their recent collaboration with the British synth-pop veterans in Depeche Mode.
Tonight (March 30), Billy Gibbons will perform with the Moving Sidewalks, the band he was in prior to forming ZZ Top, for the first time since their 1969 breakup. In a new interview, Gibbons described what it was like to return to his garage-rock roots.
ZZ Top superfans are directed to a new eBay item: Handmade hats similar to the one Billy Gibbons wears are on sale now. They're a little pricey at $375 but, hey, everybody loves a sharp-dressed man, right? Known as a nudu, or Bamileke beanie, it's been a staple of Gibbons' wardrobe for several years …
Guns N' Roses concluded their Australia tour in style yesterday (March 20). The hard rock legends asked members of both opening acts -- ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo -- to join them on stage during their main set. The concert took place at the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane.
You know what they're not going to need backstage at Bonnaroo next year? Shaving cream, because the heavily-bearded Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) and ZZ Top are among the acts reportedly set to headline the annual musical festival this coming June.